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Top 5 Activities to do in Fredericksburg, VA

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Top 5 Things to do in Fredericksburg, VA

Fredericksburg and its surrounding counties are rich in history, culture, and FUN. Here are the top 5 things to do in Fredericksburg this summer:

 

1. Take a tour of one of our historical battlefields.

The Fredericksburg region is rich in civil war history. You can walk the steps of the Confederate and Union armies on the grounds of some of their most important and influential battles. You can explore the parks and battlefields of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Chancellorsville, and Stafford. Guided and self tours are available and National Park staff are on hand for questions and discussion.

 

2. Check out Downtown

Downtown Fredericksburg has its fair share of history but it is also a spot for dining and shopping. William Street has become our restaurant row and you can find everything from French cuisine, American fare, pizza, and a rooftop bar. Caroline and Princess Anne Streets boast more fantastic restaurants and shopping. Downtown offers both boutiques and antiques. There is something for everyone.

 

3. Check out our Art Galleries

We have an exciting Art scene. Fredericksburg is brimming with art galleries and museums. Galleries are sprinkled throughout the town and showcase local artists. All mediums are represented from canvas to pottery to jewelry. The Art scene shines on the First Friday of every month where the galleries stay open late and invite you in for refreshments and entertainment.

 

4. Go to a tasting

Wineries, breweries, and distilleries are a fun way to pass a hot summer day. Fredericksburg is fortunate to host several:

• 1781 Brewing Company

• 6 Bears and a Goat Brewery

• A. Smith Bowman Distillery

• Adventure Brewing

• Bacchus Winery

• Barley Naked Brewing

• Eden Try Estate Winery

• Fredericksburg Brew Exchange

• Hartwood Winery

• Lake Anna Winery

• Maltese Brewing Company

• Mattaponi Winery

• Potomac Point Winery

• Red Dragon Brewery

• Spencer Devon Brewery

• Strangeways Brewery

• Wilderness Run Vineyard

 

5. Visit the historic Rappahannock river

The Rappahannock River cuts through our beautiful town and provides beauty and recreation. The city of Fredericksburg has created a walking path through town and it highlights sections of the scenic river and canal. Several outfitters are available to help you with your canoe, kayak, tube or raft needs. Of course, you may just want to pick up a picnic lunch from one of our amazing restaurants and enjoy the river from its lush banks.

 

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 5 Things to Know if Relocating to Fredericksburg, VA

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 5 Things to Know if Relocating to Fredericksburg, VA

 

Fredericksburg, Virginia is located just 50 miles south of Washington D.C. and about 55 miles north of Richmond, VA. It is an ideal location as it is situated directly along the I-95 corridor, which makes work-day commuting extremely convenient.

Fredericksburg is home to thousands of people who make the daily commute to work at places such as the Pentagon, Quantico Marine Corps Base, and FBI Headquarters. Soon we will be able to add the new Amazon HQ2 to the list!

 

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Here are 5 more things you should know if you are relocating to Fredericksburg:

 

1. The median sold home price in Fredericksburg City is $274,000.

In the surrounding counties of Spotsylvania and Stafford the prices are slightly higher at $299,000 and $334,500 respectively.

 

2. Downtown Fredericksburg is a great place for strolling and shopping!

Walk along the beautiful, historic streets of Fredericksburg (or for added charm, take a trolley tour!) to visit many historic sites in the area, including Kenmore Plantation, Chatham Manor, the Rising Sun Tavern and the Hugh Mercer Apothecary. The streets are lined with both antiques and modern boutiques. You can also enjoy a stroll along the Rappahannock River on the 3 mile Canal Path. Don’t forget to stop for ice cream at the famous Carl’s, which has been luring customers in for frozen dairy delights since 1947!

 

3. Fredericksburg and the adjacent county of Spotsylvania, VA are steeped in Colonial and Civil War History.

There are several landmark Battlefields which you can visit to learn more or to simply enjoy the beautiful scenery of these preserved areas as you walk or bike the trails.

 

4. We have a great healthcare system

The Mary Washington Healthcare System is a not-for-profit organization in the greater Fredericksburg area which consists of 2 hospitals, 3 emergency departments, and over 40 healthcare facilities. Specialty areas include brain health, cancer care, and heart health.

 

5. The weather in Fredericksburg is a perfect blend of all four seasons.

With hot summers (early June thru mid-September) and cold winters (early December thru early March), the average temperature range is 27* F – 90* F.  The yearly rainfall average is 44” and yearly snowfall average is 13”.

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Your Travel Guide to Fredericksburg VA

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Fredericksburg, VA

Located in Northern Virginia, just west of the Potomac, sits a town packed with Colonial and Civil War History by the name of Fredericksburg. This Virginia town is the perfect spot for anyone looking for a quiet weekend getaway, and it is also a lovely place to settle down.

Fredericksburg is home to quite a few major retail centers, including Central Park, one of the largest malls on the East Coast. It is also home to the major employers University of Mary Washington, Mary Washington Healthcare, and GEICO. Tourism plays a huge part in the economy of Fredericksburg. Many residents commute by car, bus, or train to Richmond, Virginia or Washington DC for work. Fredericksburg experiences all four seasons to the fullest, with warm, humid summers and cold winters.

Discover

We think that Fredericksburg makes the perfect spot for a quick weekend trip! For history buffs, you can visit the Boyhood Home of George Washington, and spend an afternoon touring historic battlefields in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, and Stafford County. You can also spend nearly an entire day touring the Fredericksburg Battlefield and the Chancellor Battlefield, the site of the wounding of Confederate general Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. Spend the night relaxing at the historic Kenmore Inn and then enjoy breakfast from the Inn’s highly rated restaurant just downstairs! Take a morning tour at George Washington’s Ferry Farm, the reconstructed home of our first president. On your way back into town, be sure to stop at Chatham Manor and marvel at the history and beauty it holds. Spend the afternoon aboard the Trolly in Downtown Fredericksburg and discover the history that the town has to offer.

Shop

If you’re not so much of a history buff, Fredericksburg has plenty of other reasons for you to visit! While Downtown Fredericksburg may be most known for its history, it also has plenty of great local boutiques and specialty shops for you to explore! Enjoy your morning coffee at Hyperion Espresso, a popular local coffee shop, to make sure you have the energy you need to make it through the day. Stop by the Virginia Outdoor Center, also located downtown, and set up your afternoon on the river by canoe, kayak, tube, or stand up paddle board. (Reservations are highly recommended, due to high demand, water levels, and weather conditions.) You can also escape out into the nearby Shenandoah National Park for lots of hiking with waterfalle or mountain views or for a picnic in the quiet woods. If the weather is rainy, spend your afternoon shopping at Central Park, a mall with seemingly endless shops.

Eat

You may have noticed that we almost completely skipped over something very important – food! (That’s the best part!) Stop in for breakfast at Eileen’s Bakery and Café for a delicious baked pastry and specialty coffee, or try a different take on breakfast at Mercantile. For lunch, we would suggest a burger! You can find plenty of delicious ones around the area. A few noteable places include Vivify Burger Lounge or the Sunken Well Tavern. Fredericksburg has become well known as a place to visit for craft beer lovers. Our favorites include Capital Ale House, Spencer Devon Brewing, Highmark Brewery, and Red Dragon Brewery, though there are many more options for you to choose from. If you are not into beer, and prefer wine, stop in at Wilderness Run Vineyard for a tasting of local Virginia wines, or Potomac Point Winery for a more Tuscan feel with a cheese and meat platter paired with your wine of choice. For a casual dinner, enjoy a meal at Brock’s Riverside Grill, which features live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night during the summer. For a more upscale meal, enjoy dinner from one of Fredericksburg’s most critically-acclaimed restaurants, Kybecca. Each of their dishes are made in-house from local and seasonal ingredients, including delicious fresh Virginia oysters from local waterways.

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